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Thursday, June 16, 2005

 

Ming the Merciless

The Glasgow Herald reports that Sir Ming Campbell has just negotiated a "six-figure" deal for his autobiography. The book is due to be published in time for the autumn party conference in 2006.

Most politicians' autobiographies are deadly dull but Ming seems aware of the pitfalls:

"I was rather surprised to be approached because politicians writing their memoirs have got to be careful that they don't drift into self-justification and self-parody. I shall do my best to be thoughtful and light-hearted at the same time."
One can only assume that, if publishers Hodder and Stoughton are paying such a large sum, they are expecting some juicy revelations.

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